Students Present Research at Illinois State Academy of Science Meeting
April 25, 2006
Millikin University senior Biology majors Jamie Draper of Springfield, Jessica Forrest of Farmer City and Jennifer Partlow of Springfield won the best undergraduate research poster in the zoology section at the recent Illinois State Academy of Science meeting held in Chicago.
In addition to presenting in the research poster competition, the students will have the abstract of their poster titled, "Window-bird collisions and factors influencing their frequency at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois" published in the Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science.
The research project under the direction of Dr. David Horn is part of two national bird research projects Millikin students are taking part in. Students working hand in hand with Millikin faculty on research projects where they can combine theory and practice is a key component of the educational program at Millikin. Millikin science students have the opportunity to take part in groundbreaking undergraduate research projects normally found at major research institutions. Millikin researchers have discovered new parasites, examined water quality issues and looked at ways to make chemical processes more environmentally friendly.
In addition to making research poster presentations at state and national conventions, Millikin students have opportunities to present their research on campus in forums like the Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium that will take place on April 26 and the James Millikin Scholars Senior Recognition held on April 22.